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  • The Madness Underneath: The Shades of London, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: She’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades - the city’s secret ghost-fighting police - are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London.

    Melissa says: "Not what I was excepting"
    "Not what I was excepting"
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    Would you listen to The Madness Underneath again? Why?

    I am sure I would listen to it again before the third book comes out. I usually do.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well...... I know that is not very helpful but that is all I can say.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    I really do enjoy Nicola. I hear samples of some books and I know there is no way I will be able to listen to that person four hours.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. The first book I really wanted to know what was going to happen. This one did not draw me in in that way. It didn't develop as fast and there wasn't really anything solved.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carter Reed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tijan
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (232)

    Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon

    karen says: "Mr ALPHA - Those eyes, all those dark Promises"
    "The mob, murder, and true love"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Carter Reed to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but I usually enjoy the audio version over print. I can't see why this would be any different.


    Which character – as performed by Lucy Rivers – was your favorite?

    I liked her as all three of the female characters. Emma, Theresa, and Amanda. Each one of them sounds different during the performance. I know that sometimes with multiple females in a performance they can start to sound the same. It did not happen with this performance.


    Any additional comments?

    ***** Spoiler*****
    I did enjoy this book. I just wish some parts had been gone into more. Lots of blank areas in the book. I was thinking it was from the POV the book was written in. Carter states some of why he did what he did for Emma but it was never really gone into detail. If you love this women as much as you say you do for that many years I would have thought there would have been more to say about that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (438)
    Story
    (437)

    Wedding bells can't chime soon enough for Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan. Chloe, exasperated and stressed by all the last-minute to-dos, is on the verge of saying "I do" to eloping. For his part, Bennett's so worried about being distracted by Chloe's body that he makes a no-sex-until-the-wedding-night rule that only seems to be making things worse by continually backfiring on him.

    Jordy says: "Filthy, dirty, hilariously sweet love story!"
    "So sweet"
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Beginning?

    I love how all the main characters are with each other. I love between the couples is amazing.


    Have you listened to any of Grace Grant and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have listened to the whole Beautiful Bastard series. I love the performances in this book and others of the series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I think I could have. If only life had not gotten in the way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Player

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (781)

    When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she's determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother's gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

    Katheryne says: "5 Smoking Hot Stars!"
    "My favorite Beautiful"
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    What did you love best about Beautiful Player?

    I have enjoyed the other books in this series, but this one had more emotion envolved with it. There was much more to it then the down and dirty. I really loved that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bombshell

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cole, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (504)

    When Max, Henry, and Will steal Bennett away for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, the first stop of the night doesn’t go at all as planned. With their scheme for a "Guys' Weekend" completely derailed anyway, Max and Bennett begin to play a wild game of stealth and secrecy in order to have their bombshells all over Sin City.

    Katheryne says: "What happens in Vegas....is HOT"
    "Best of beautiful so far"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I feel that this is the best one so far. I enjoyed the setting, the to character point of view. It was a good little listen.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Cole and Sebastian York – was your favorite?

    You know I would have to say Bennett.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    What was said between Chloe and Bennett at the end was very sweet.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bitch

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Kirby Heybourne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (618)
    Story
    (621)

    Picking up where Beautiful Bastard left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their steamy, combative relationship. Just when Chloe’s career starts to take off, Bennett wishes it would all slow down long enough to spend a wild night alone with his girlfriend. But after he refuses to take no for an answer, Chloe and Bennett find themselves with two plane tickets, one French Villa, and a surprising conversation that, predictably, leaves them wrestling under the covers.

    Katheryne says: "Loving this *HOT* series"
    "Just what I wanted to hear."
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say Bennett. He makes me laugh. He has made a complete 180


    What does Grace Grant and Kirby Heybourne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed their performances. The narrators can make or break a book in audible format. Grace Grant is so believable in both Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Bitch. She is among my favorite narrators.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bastard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1446)
    Performance
    (1330)
    Story
    (1343)

    Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A beautiful bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules....

    Katheryne says: "HHHOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTT!"
    "Not my usual but I like it!"
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    Would you listen to Beautiful Bastard again? Why?

    Yes I think I could/would. I do not tend to go for books of this type. I enjoyed it .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the conference the most. I don't want to give anything away so that is all I am going to day.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clockwork Angel: The Infernal Devices, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2582)
    Performance
    (1976)
    Story
    (1984)

    When 16-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

    Sam says: "Fantastic book!!"
    "Oh Will"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Clockwork Angel to be better than the print version?

    I think all audio versions are better then print . So yes. I just loved to have someone read to me as a kid and I still do. I also love that I can be driving in the car, or traveling and have a story (book) to pass the time. So much better then the radio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Cassandra Clare's works. I like the location and era of this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to pick just one. It is SO good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (946)
    Performance
    (862)
    Story
    (863)

    Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

    BG853 says: "A Feast for In Death devotees"
    "Robb does it again"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Of course I would and have. I love J.D. Robb's books and Susan Ericksen telling them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love them all. Each one is awesome in his or her own special way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Graeber
    • Narrated By Will Collyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (391)

    After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.

    FanB14 says: "More Chilling than Murder?"
    "Angel of death. Wow"
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    Would you listen to The Good Nurse again? Why?

    I think I could listen again. Very intriguing book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I don't know if I was on the edge of my seat, but wow this book pulled me in and kept me the whole time.


    What does Will Collyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    I know it may just be me, but I love a crime novel and add medical to it and I'm in heaven. This book was very interesting. You could tell that a ton of research went into it . I can't believe this was the first time I heard of this case. Great story. If you like medical true crime this is a book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four: A Divergent Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (495)

    Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias' point of view. Listeners first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection.

    Kara and Jessie's Mom says: "Surprise!!!! THREE EXTRA stories on the audiobook!"
    "In the mind of Four"
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    What made the experience of listening to Four the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed Aaron Stanford. I just love seeing events from Four point of view.


    What does Aaron Stanford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was very pleasant to listen to


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could have. Sadly life got in the way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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